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CLASS Advisory Board Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity

Complete application packets are due to the CLASS dean's office by 5:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2024.

The CLASS Advisory Board Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity has been established to recognize annually a tenure-system CLASS faculty member of any rank for a major professional accomplishment -- or suite of related accomplishments -- that have occurred at some point during the last 5 years. For some nominees, a single book or major creative project will serve as the basisfor the application. Others will have produced a series of related articles or briefer creative projects that share a common research agenda or creative impetus. The recipient of this award will be recognized at the CLASS Advisory Board Awards Ceremony in Fall 2024.

Eligibility: All tenure-system CLASS faculty members are eligible, but previous recipients are not eligible for nomination during the five years following receipt of the award. Faculty must be nominated by their department chair, and each department may submit only one nomination per year.

Selection Criteria: Selection is based on an application packet containing the materials listed below. The CLASS Advisory Board is free to solicit additional inputregarding the record of any nominee.

A complete application packet should include:

  1. An application form signed by the award nominee and his/her chair.
  2. A current curriculum vitae that highlights the nominee's accomplishments in research, scholarship, or creative activity (4 page max)
  3. A one-page description by the nominee of the project (or set of related projects) over the past 5 years that serves as the basis for the nomination.
  4. Representative excerpts from the project (or projects). Can include (but are not limited to) conference abstracts, press releases, text from publications, blog posts, videos, etc. These should be brief enough to read, listen to, or view in half an hour or less.
  5. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the nominee's department chair and one more from peer faculty members or teaching colleagues in any CLASS department. The nominee is responsible for requesting the latter letters. Do not include additional letters beyond the required two.
  6. Evidence of the project's impact (e.g., reviews, citations, etc.).

Selection Process: The CLASS Faculty Council will review all nominations and select three finalists in each category by rating each nominee on a 1-5 scale (with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest). The CLASS Advisory Board will review the finalists and select the final winner. Decisions will be based on the mean of the Faculty Council or Advisory Board members' scoring.

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